- Who should apply?
USM is open to everyone who has a calling from God to the fivefold ministry: apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor, or teacher (Eph 4:11). In addition, study programs have been designed for those called to the worship ministry or to support these ministries.
- How much does it cost?
USM offers courses at a cost of $65/credit for Undergraduate and $85/credit for Graduate students. Courses may be 1, 2, or 3 credits each. Bachelor degrees are between 120 and 125 credits.
- Important upcoming dates
- Spring trimester dates:
January 22 to April 19
- Graduation (in Miami, FL):
- Summer trimester orientation:
- Summer trimester dates:
May 14 to August 9
- Fall trimester orientation:
- Fall trimester dates:
August 27 to December 6
- How do I register?
You can study on campus or online
- To register for in campus classes click >here<
- To register for online classes click >here<
Contact us if you need help to register.
- More Information
You may fill out the admission form at any time; there are no deadlines to apply. However, in order to begin classes, you must have been previously admitted.
- How many semesters a year does USM have?
USM has three 12 week trimesters per year. (Spring, Summer and Fall) You can check out our yearly calendar on USMNOW.org to see when each trimester begins and ends.
- How many weeks are in a trimester?
There are twelve weeks in a trimester.
- Can I enroll in courses at any time?
Students may enroll in courses at any time during the enrollment period, which is two weeks long and starts one week prior to the beginning of each trimester. After that all enrollments are closed
- How many courses can I take in a trimester?
The amount of courses you take in a trimester is up to you. Students should take a minimum of two courses, and can take up to seven courses in a trimester. Most students take between 3 to 5 courses.
- Can I finish my classes whenever I want?
USM has three trimesters a year, and every trimester has 12 weeks. You may complete your courses anytime within the trimester or 12 week period. Please note that you must finish before the trimester ends, by completing all homework and exams for each course on or before the last day of the trimester.
- Are online classes given in real time?
All of our online classes are pre-recorded instead of being live or in real time. This makes it easier for students to accommodate their personal schedule, and not have to worry about getting to their computer to be in class at a certain time.
- Does USM have online classes?
Yes! We have online courses available for those that live outside of Miami, Florida.
- What programs are available at USM?
We offer Associate, Bachelor, Masters and they are all in Ministry. The degree plan for the Associates in Ministry Program is designed to train Christian workers to fully support existing or new ministries. Anyone interested in taking a lead position such as pastor or minister, rather than a supporting position in a ministry, should complete the Bachelors in Ministry Program.
- Will I be ordained as a Pastor when I graduate from USM?
At USM you will be trained for whichever area of ministry you feel God calling you to serve in. However, at USM we do not send anyone out into full time ministry or ordain them. We believe that a personu2019s calling is given by God and cannot be based on the amount of education or training that a person receives. Also, your calling should be confirmed by those that God has placed in authority over you, such as your Pastor, etc.
- I feel called to a specific area in the body of Christ (Evangelist, Prophet, Pastor, etc). Do you have a specialized program for that specific area?
At this time we do not have specialized programs. When you apply to USM you are applying to one of the three programs that we offer (Associates, Bachelors or Masters). Within the program you choose, there will be courses that touch on every aspect of ministry.
- Where can I get a job after graduating from USM?
At USM our programs have been designed with the objective of preparing the student for Christian ministry.